School Nurse

Blaine County School District No. 61 South Central / Twin Falls School Nurse Not Applicable Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

TITLE: School Nurse
PAY GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule
FLSA: Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Director of Special Programs
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Days as designated per Negotiated Contract. Works on-site according to Director of Special Programs designated schedule. Director of Special Programs will designate or approve all additional days beyond the currently scheduled days needed throughout the school year.

To conduct a health service program for the evaluation, improvement and protection of the health of students and school personnel in accordance with state law and local policies and procedures.

Must possess a valid nursing (RN) license issued by the Idaho State Board of Nursing and a bachelor's degree in nursing, education, or a health-related field from an accredited institution OR Must possess a valid professional nursing (RN) license issues by the Idaho State Board of Nursing and have completed nine (9) semester credits from a university or college in at least three (3) of the following areas: Health program management; Child and adolescent health issues; Counseling psychology, or social work; or Methods of instruction.
Must be able to obtain an Idaho Pupil Services Staff Certificate endorsed for School Nurse.
Must have two (2) years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) school nursing, community health nursing, or any area of pediatric, adolescent, or family nursing experience. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
* Plan school health program cooperation with medical authority and administrative school personnel
* Develop, implements and coordinates plans for student care based on assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes, and the evaluation of care
* Provide patient centric care in alignment with professional nursing practice model
* Assist in the coordination of medical services as determined by the Individual Student Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) the Rehabilitation Act.
* Serve as a consultant with other school professionals, such as general education teachers, social workers, counselors, special education teachers, specialist teachers and administrators
* Provide health-related education to students and staff in both individual and group settings
* Monitor immunizations, manage communicable diseases, and assess the school environment to prevent injury and ensure safety
* Advocates for evidence-based practice care standards and supports adoption of evidence-based practices and innovations in care delivery
* Oversee infection control measures
* Oversee medication administration, health care procedures, and the development of healthcare plans
* Oversee vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings and assist with mental health screening procedures as requested
* Make decisions related to the delegation of healthcare tasks as directed by state laws and professional practice guidance
* Provide health advice to school educational teams, such as the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team
* Communicate with physician, parents and/or care givers of student's physical/mental condition changes, or in the case of an injury or emergency
* Provide individual procedures for each student as ordered by physician and educate staff of those procedures
* Participate in medical assessment and medical billing for reimbursement of billable nursing services of qualified students.
* Perform such other duties/assignments as directed by the Director of Special Programs
* Assist with health education classes in collaboration with other educators in topics such as nutrition, exercise, sex education, substance use, dental health.

Knowledge of school nursing practices and procedures for students aged 3 - 21, federal/state health care laws, regulations (including Medicaid). Knowledge of current school nursing research. Ability to assess levels of student health and well-being, analyze results and prescribe actions to meet student need. Strong understanding and knowledge of current technology. Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents, school staff and administrators. Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators and others. Ability to perform duties in accordance with Board of Education policies and procedures and State laws and guidelines. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 35% sitting, 30% walking, and 35% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment. Risk of exposure to: Blood and bodily fluids; disease, TB (to require mask), latex, hazardous drugs, mechanical/electrical, odors, chemicals.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Blaine County School District No. 61 is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.